Tag Archive for ObamaCare

OC GOP Chair still doesn’t get Healthcare Reform

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This is another one of those stories I just couldn’t get to before my early August business trip, but Register reporter Martin Wisckol contacted me for a comment on the Koch Brothers’ Freedom Partners recent event in Dana Point that was designed to show how the private sector could help the poor.  Yes, they could start by…

Supreme Court Beats Down ACA Challenge; Loretta Sanchez Reacts

President Barack Obama Signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, March 23, 2010

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to preserve the Affordable Care Act, preserving “Obamacare” as the largest expansion in health coverage in 50 years.  While it’s a major defeat for Republicans, many must surely be breathing a sigh of relief because there is no plan for helping millions of people who depend on ACA for health insurance. …

A closer look at Senator Ted Cruz

Jose Solorio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz

I’ve been meaning to get to the train wreck that is Texas US Senator Ted Cruz last week with my favorite moment of Ted promising to repeal every word of Obamacare if elected president but having to sign up for Obamacare the next day because his wife is taking a leave from her job to…

Obamacare cuts number of uninsured in California by 50%

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Before Obamacare, 22% of Californians lacked health insurance; after Obamacare, its down to 11% according to this report by KPCC Public Radio. From the story:  “The survey of more than 4,400 people by the Commonwealth Fund, a national healthcare foundation, also found that nationwide, the uninsured rate fell from 20 percent to 15 percent during…

Two Stinkers from the Supreme Court

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Monday’s announced decisions from the Supreme Court show why its so important to elect another Democrat president in 2016.  Two decisions, one that favors corporate personhood over individual rights and one that limits the ability of unions to collect dues from part-time workers who benefit from Union negotiations came down on the side of conservatives.…

House Republicans Vote to Repeal Obamacare for 50th Time

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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result.  The Republicans in the House of Representatives have taken their 50th vote in an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. From the story in Talking Points Memo: “House Republicans are poised to…